led to their respective rooms, the only light in the courtyard coming
from the sickly candles which each girl had stuck with its own grease
to the woodwork of her door-frame, the better to display her charms to
those who might happen to traverse the dark inclosure.
Scarcely had Tarzan and Abdul emerged from the room ere a revolver
spoke close at their backs from the shadows beneath one of the
stairways, and as they turned to meet this new antagonist, two muffled
figures sprang toward them, firing as they came. Tarzan leaped to meet
these two new assailants. The foremost lay, a second later, in the
trampled dirt of the court, disarmed and groaning from a broken wrist.
Abdul's knife found the vitals of the second in the instant that the
fellow's revolver missed fire as he held it to the faithful Arab's
The maddened horde within the cafe were now rushing out in pursuit of
their quarry. The Ouled-Nails had extinguished their candles at a cry
from one of their number, and the only light within the yard came
feebly from the open and half-blocked door of the cafe. Tarzan had
seized a sword from the man who had fallen before Abdul's knife, and
now he stood waiting for the rush of men that was coming in search of
them through the darkness.
Suddenly he felt a light hand upon his shoulder from behind, and a
woman's voice whispering, "Quick, m'sieur; this way. Follow me."
"Come, Abdul," said Tarzan, in a low tone, to the youth; "we can be no
worse off elsewhere than we are here."
The woman turned and led them up the narrow stairway that ended at the
door of her quarters. Tarzan was close beside her. He saw the gold
and silver bracelets upon her bare arms, the strings of gold coin that
depended from her hair ornaments, and the gorgeous colors of her dress.
He saw that she was a Ouled-Nail, and instinctively he knew that she
was the same who had whispered the warning in his ear earlier in the
As they reached the top of the stairs they could hear the angry crowd
searching the yard beneath.
"Soon they will search here," whispered the girl. "They must not find
you, for, though you fight with the strength of many men, they will
kill you in the end. Hasten; you can drop from the farther window of
my room to the street beyond. Before they discover that you are no
longer in the court of the buildings
A brief investigation in which he was enthusiastically aided by the Intelligence Department of the British East African Expedition revealed the fact that an attempt had been made to keep Lady Jane in hiding in the interior, for reasons of which only the German High Command might be cognizant.Page 14
Already he knew the names of his companions and the common names of the fauna and flora with which they had most often come in contact.Page 49
That the newcomer could do it unaided she well knew to be beyond the realms of possibility, for she knew well the prowess of the beastlike man with whom it fought.Page 59
"A Tor-o-don!" The creature, walking erect and carrying a stick in one hand, advanced at a slow, lumbering gait.Page 66
The creature was like no living thing he ever before had seen although possibly it resembled a crocodile in some respects more than it did anything with which he was familiar.Page 69
Late in the afternoon as they approached the confluence of the stream they were skirting and another which appeared to come from the direction of Kor-ul-JA the ape-man, emerging from one of the jungle patches, discovered a considerable party of Ho-don upon the opposite bank.Page 82
"Liberate them!" cried Tarzan with a wave of his hand toward the imprisoned victims of.Page 83
As they were leaving the precincts devoted to the worship of their deity, the ape-man noticed a small but rather ornate building that stood entirely detached from.Page 104
Suddenly the quiet of that seeming peace was shattered by a savage cry and a hurled club felled a Kor-ul-lul.Page 106
"It seemed then that indeed was my fate sealed and that lucky were those who had been selected for slaves among the Ho-don, for they at least might hope to escape--those in the chamber with me must be without hope.Page 110
They came directly toward the princess and when Tarzan could see them he.Page 114
"May it be always tomorrow," replied Tarzan, "for tomorrow never comes.Page 145
into the valley to empty them into the main river just below The Great Lake on whose northern shore lies A-lur.Page 149
Had the gentle wind that caressed the bosom of the lake been blowing from a southerly direction the giant ape-man and Jane Clayton would have been reunited then, but an unkind fate had willed otherwise and the opportunity passed with the passing of his canoe which presently his powerful strokes carried out of sight into the stream at the lower end of the lake.Page 153
"Wait," he cried, "if you are indeed the Dor-ul-Otho you will know that I speak the truth.Page 154
He found Lu-don's messengers with the high priest of his own temple and quickly transmitted to them the commands of the ape-man.Page 179
"And Jack," she asked, "where is he?" "I do not know," replied Tarzan.Page 191
It was morning before they could leave for Ja-lur, but Tarzan found the GRYF lying where he had left him the night before beside the carcasses of two antelope and a lion; but now there was nothing but the GRYF.Page 204
He too saw the questioning looks upon the faces of some of those around them.Page 209
"We shall put them to death upon their own altars if it pleases the Dor-ul-Otho to give the word.